Areas of Research: Power-sharing after peacebuilding, violent conflicts, crisis prevention, German and French politics in Africa
Regional Focus: Central Africa, West Africa
Email: andreas.mehler [at]
Position: Director
Areas of Research: Regional Integration, Interregionalism, Development Policy
Regional Focus: Southern Africa, SADC
Email: martin.adelmann [at]
Position: Executive Manager
Email: sekretariat.abi [at]
Position: Assistant of the Executive Management - phone: +49-761-88878-14
Areas of Research: Statistics - analysing of survey data, democratisation, ethnic and religious conflicts, conflict prevention
Regional Focus: Africa, Asia, Middle East
Email: petra.bauerle [at]
Position: Senior Researcher, Librarian
Areas of Research: Conflicts on resources, indigenious movements, Neoextractivism
Regional Focus: Latinamerica (especially Peru)
Email: j.luis.camacho.cueva [at]
Position: Research Fellow
Areas of Research: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts, Conflict Regulation, Transition and Democratization, Pentecostal Churches and Religious Movements, Political Role of Churches
Regional Focus: Subsaharan Africa, esp. Chad, South Africa, Burundi
Email: helga.dickow [at]
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Resource Governance, Global and Transnational Environmental Governance, Transnational Environmental Movements, Rights of Nature. Environmental Policy Analysis, Interpretive Qualitative Methods, Discourse Theories and Analysis, Political Ecology
Regional Focus: Latinamerica
Email: cristina.espinosa [at]
Position: Senior Researcher ; Cluster Coordinator, Politics of Natural Resources
Email: carmen.gehri [at]
Position: Accounting
Email: stefanie.gerum [at]
Position: Librarian
Areas of Research: Post-conflict political development; power-sharing; political economy of foreign aid; multilateral peace operations; civil wars; quantitative methods
Regional Focus: Sub-Sahara Africa
Email: felix.haass [at]
Position: Research Fellow
Email: angela.herrmann [at]
Position: Copy-editing, secretary
Areas of Research: Development Policy, Election Observation, Election Studies, International Political Economy, Hindu Nationalism, Ethnic Conflicts, Indian Party System, Parliamentarianism in India, Caste System, Civil Rights
Regional Focus: South Asia, India
Email: clemens.juergemeyer [at]
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Resource conflicts, political economy of land investments
Regional Focus: Eastern Africa (especially Ethiopia)
Email: benedikt.kamski [at]
Areas of Research: Governance, Democracy, Political Economy of Corruption, Socio-Economic Development, Inequality, Civil Society, IT/New Media, Research Methods
Regional Focus: Asia / Southeast Asia - particular focus on Indonesia
Email: christian.von.luebke [at]
Position: Senior Research Fellow ; Cluster Coordinator, State & Governance
Areas of Research: Germany and the Middle East, Pan-Movements in the Middle East, Political Islam, Islam and Nationalism, Historical Aspects of the Cyprus Conflict
Regional Focus: Middle East, Cyprus
Email: tilman.luedke [at]
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Development Policy, Traditional Medicine and Health Care Systems
Regional Focus: South Asia, India
Email: asianstudies [at]
Position: Editorial Manager of the International Quarterly for Asian Studies
Areas of Research: Peace processes (Peacebuilding, Mediation and Local Level Dialogue); climate change and its effects on the global South (Migration, impacts on livelihoods in the urban context, resource conflicts)
Regional Focus: Western Africa (especially Ghana), Eastern Africa (especially Ethiopia and Rwanda)
Email: erik.plaenitz [at]
Areas of Research: US and European efforts at democracy promotion, processes of democratisation and authoritarian stability in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa), identity formation, civil society, economic liberalisation, US-Jordanian security cooperation
Regional Focus: Near and Middle East; particularly Lebanon and Jordan
Email: benjamin.schuetze [at]
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Conflict resolution, international mediation, restorative justice, peacemaking circles, reconciliation, communicative action, ritual.
Regional Focus: Nigeria, Liberia, Croatia, Iran, and Israel/Palestine
Email: adepeju.solarin [at]
Position: Phd Candidate
Email: melanie.spoeri [at]
Position: Assistant of Administration
Areas of Research: Main areas of research: Welfare Regimes and Social Policy in Latin America, Democracy, the "New" Left and Inequality in Latin America, Comparative Analysis of Transitional Justice, Development Policy (especially recent work) and Development Theory Region
Regional Focus: Latin America, especially Cono Sur
Email: ingrid.wehr [at]
Position: Senior Researcher
Areas of Research: Peace processes, legitimacy, citizenship and migration
Regional Focus: Sub-Sahara Africa
Email: franzisca.zanker [at]
Position: Senior Researcher